Haddington rout shows Jed-Forest in good fettle

Jedforest v Haddington.
Jedforest v Haddington.

Jed-Forest 74

Haddington 7

Jedforest v Haddington.

Jedforest v Haddington.

Booker Border League

Jed-Forest prepared in style for their Premier Two trip to West of Scotland this Saturday by thrashing Haddington.

The hosts were ahead after only six minutes when number eight Darren Gillespie scored from the back of a scrum.

Gregor Young then broke through the Haddington defence on the half-way line to set up Robert Hogg for the first of his two tries, this one converted by Ewan Scott.

Gregor Young got on the scoreboard with a try before Scott converted his own touchdown.

The rout was momentarily halted in the 32nd minute as Craig Harrison’s five points were made into seven by a Fergusson kick.

But play was quickly returned to the Haddington tryline as captain Neil Cook raced home from 50 metres out, followed by a Michael Weekly score to make it 43-7 at half time.

Jed added a further four tries after the break, but Premier Three team Haddington held out for 20 minutes until David Gobbie scored.

Hogg added his second after new signing Kevin Aitchison from Duns broke down the centre of the Riverside Park pitch.

Young and Gillespie completed a brace of tries each in the final minutes to leave Darren Cunningham’s team in confident mood ahead of their West of Scotland clash.